Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM808: Independent Study in Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

This module allows students to read for a Supervised Research-Based Essay from a range of research areas in which members of the School have particular expertise. There will be at least five supervision meetings: one to initiate the research followed by meetings to give academic guidance including specific feedback on draft work.

Possible areas of study include:

  • Any aspect of Politics

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
5 145 0

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities5 hoursSupervision
Guided independent study145 hoursIndependent study

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).